IMPORTANT UPDATE: Hopkins House is located outside ANY flood zone. In fact the home owner has NEVER observed standing water in street since he moved here in July, 1970. Hurricane Harvey was NO exception as the street NEVER flooded and we DID NOT lose any utilities.
NEW LISTING as of September 2016!: 3 year renovation of this historic 1915 Montrose home that took it down to its balloon framed, double ship lapped walls, was completed in late July 2016.
Located in historic Avondale section of Montrose, named one of the "ten great neighborhoods in America" in 2009, this home is walking distance to many restaurants, bars (In fact there are 27 restaurants and 11 bars within 5 blocks of this house! ), and close to downtown Houston business, theater and convention (GRB) districts, NRG stadium and convention center, our world class medical center, shopping, arts and culture.
The property was remodeled to contain 2 apartments. This listing is for a fully furnished 500 ft2 apartment located on the 2nd floor with private entrance on the back side of main house off a elevated deck.
This apartment has a kitchen/living area, 1 bedroom with queen bed, and 1 bathroom, all with 10’ ceilings, original longleaf pine floors and transom windows over interior doors. The apartment has a separate thermostat controlled heating and cooling system. The living area has a ceiling fan and sofa with pullout queen bed. The kitchen has granite countertops, an electric cook stove/oven, microwave and coffee maker (coffee provided). Bedroom has ceiling fan, large walk in closet and antique furnishings. Modern bathroom has large walk in tiled shower and granite countertops and has custom Canary hardwood floors. Besides furnishings the home has complete set of dishes, cookware, towels and linens. Secure high speed WiFi and HDTV provided. A laundry room with a washer, gas dryer and ironing board, shared with retired couple living in main house, is available by request. A selection of Houston reference books and novels are provided. Original light fixtures and a candlestick phone adorn the apartment.
Plenty of street parking available. A single parking space provided behind home for cars with wheelbase less than 115” (no pickup trucks) The property has privacy/security fence with locked pedestrian and car gates.
DO YOU NEED A CAR? Not necessarily. Metro Bus 102 and 82 will get you from IAH airport to Hopkins House ($1.25 bus fare). Alternatively, the SuperShuttle group fare rate from airports to Montrose is the cheapest in Harris County. Metro Buses 82 and 56 arrive every 12-15 minutes at stops just a few short blocks away from Hopkins House. Bus 56 takes you to Museums and Zoo and medical center where you can switch to Metro rail line that can take you to NRG park, University of Houston or along Main St downtown. Bus 86 also takes you downtown. We provide our guests with $5 Metro Q-cards that allow cashless bus fare payment.
They can be preloaded at the local Kroger Grocery Store a few blocks from Hopkins House. Alternatively, downloading the Metro App lets you use your smartphone to pay. (Recently we had an Australian couple who used Metro exclusively, never renting or using Uber.) GO GREEN !!
This apartment is suitable for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. Sorry no pets (1 friendly outside cat lives on property).
Going to Hawaii? 'Book'em Danno' at our other VRBO home, Hale Manu Kaloli Point, VRBO listing # 514406, on the Big Island of Hawaii just south of Hilo and north of Kilauea fissure eruption. Hale Manu is in a safe zone and has not been impacted by lava or volcanic gasses. Be there! Aloha!